By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs email@example.com BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]
Pick up the phone, type out an email, or write a letter: your voice is necessary to create the community you want to live in. When you speak up for the people, places, and ideas that you value most, you join the leaders and decision makers who decide what is important. Here are some ways […]
One of the ways our region supports increased biking and walking is by funding projects to plan for or develop new infrastructure for people to walk, bike, and roll upon. For the Kansas City metro, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is an important leader for this work. In addition to convening active transportation leaders from […]
In 2018 BikeWalkKC compiled a database of bike infrastructure throughout the Kansas City region. With more than 1,300 infrastructure bike, trail, and shared use path segments totaling more than 700 miles, this database provides a comprehensive snapshot of where and how bicycle infrastructure is connecting our communities. We are in the process of updating our bike […]
Ideas and resources for metro City Halls to make more space for people to get outside to maintain their physical and mental health during this crisis.
How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking or rolling, or is driving the only safe mode? A walkable community connects neighbors and builds strong and resilient relationships, improves public health, and builds wealth for people who live there. Good sidewalks and safe intersections provide access to services and jobs and […]
Walking and biking are still safe ways to get some fresh air, move around the city, get some exercise, and protect your mental health during this difficult period. These frequently-asked questions will be updated as official guidance changes.
What are your favorite memories of riding a bike? Is it the independence of getting around on your own two wheels? Is it the burn in your legs at the top of the hill? Maybe it’s the easy camaraderie of taking the scenic route on a Sunday roll with friends. And when you’re ready to […]
By Thomas Morefield, Director of Community Planning Education is an important part of BikeWalkKC’s work and that includes education about designing and building streets as places for people. When I lead training workshops, I like to begin with a simple exercise. I ask people to think about their favorite street and why that street is […]
BikeWalkKC has sought to raise awareness around the shortcomings and opportunities the KC metro faces with regards to climate change. In addition to the release of our second policy brief on the intersection of the environment and transportation, we also participated in the climate strike organized by Sunrise Movement KC. We took both steps in […]